Thursday, April 5, 2018

Five delightfully Gothic novels

Christine Mangan’s novel is Tangerine. One of the author's five favorite Gothic novels, as shared at the B&N Reads blog:
The Icarus Girl, by Helen Oyeyemi

Questions of identity abound in this Gothic tale of doubling. At the heart of the novel is Jessamy Harrison, a troubled eight-year-old girl who can’t seem to make connections with anyone around her, until a family trip to Nigeria where she meets TillyTilly. Ecstatic to have finally found a friend, things take a sinister turn as Jess begins to question her new friend’s intentions—and whether or not she is, in fact, real.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue